Author: Amnesty International
Package Dimensions: 20x200x505
Number Of Pages: 288
Release Date: 05-10-2021
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“This book is a guide for every young person who believes in a better world for all”―Malala Yousafzai
Adults are aware of their universal human rights of freedom and equality, but children often are ignorant of the rights they possess before reaching the age of majority. Enter Know Your Rights, written in partnership with Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren.
Know Your Rights details the rights promised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, starting with the history of child rights, and providing a clear description of the types of child rights, the young activists from around the world who fought to defend them, and how readers can stand up for their own rights.
“This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference”―Greta Thunberg
“Renowned human rights organization Amnesty International partners with actor and activist Jolie and lawyer and children’s rights expert Van Bueren to create this detailed look at child rights globally. This timely book begins with a startling fact: The United States is the only one of the United Nations’ 197 members that has never ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Readers are then led through the history of child rights while also defining the rights every child has from birth. Special attention is paid to education access, LGBTQ+ rights, and discriminatory policies targeting marginalized groups, with examples such as Charlotte Donaldson, who founded the Scottish Gypsy Traveller Assembly at age 16, and Zulaikha Patel, who at age 13 helped lead a protest against racist policies at her South African high school. Other profiles of teen changemakers, including girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai, water activist Autumn Peltier (Anishinaabe), and Thai environmentalist Khairiyah Rahmanyah, are woven throughout. Readers curious about how to create change in their communities will appreciate the activism guidance describing how to research an issue, persuasively talk about your cause, reach out to lawmakers, and organize a protest. The wide-ranging text also includes guidance on how to stay safe while attending a demonstration, internet safety, and what to do when stopped by the police. Black-and-white photos, lists, and bold headings break up the text and enhance readability. A well-researched, much-needed guide for the next generation of human rights advocates.”―Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights and global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally.
Angelina Jolie is an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.
Professor Geraldine Van Bueren held the Chair of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London and is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. She is a barrister and member of Doughty Street Chambers and was appointed an honorary Queen’s Counsel in recognition of her scholastic contributions to national and international law.